A scrumptious offering for pizza night!

A delicious dinner can be as simple as turning chicken, pesto, onions, tomatoes, basil and a few other ingredients into a palate-pleasing pizza. It’s fast enough for weeknights yet tasty enough for company.

The beauty of making a pizza at home is that you can easily modify to please all palates!

If your husband loves meat and you don’t, add more to his side and skimp on yours. If your kiddos don’t like onions or tomatoes, eliminate them from their portion of the pizza. If goat cheese just isn’t your thing, only use mozzarella.

Not only does homemade pizza make the perfect meal for everyone’s flavor preferences, it allows you to keeps the cheesy calories to a minimum.

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Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza


  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

A delicious dinner can be as simple as turning chicken, pesto, onions, tomatoes, basil and a few other ingredients into a palate-pleasing pizza. It’s fast enough for weeknights yet tasty enough for company.


Ingredients

Scale

 

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 pound (2 cups) cooked chicken (use leftovers or rotisserie chicken in a pinch)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 12 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 12 pinches Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to temperature on dough’s instructions.
  2. Roll dough into a 14-inch wide oval on a floured surface. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  3. Leaving a 1-inch border around the edge, spread pesto on dough. Evenly spread a layer of onions on top of pesto. With all seeds removed, top with tomato slices. (If you don’t remove the seeds, the top of your pizza may get a tad watery.) On top of tomatoes, scatter chicken, basil, goat cheese, mozzarella, crushed pepper and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning.
  4. Bake pizza in the oven on the middle rack for the time suggested on dough’s instructions. (Until dough begins to turn golden brown).
  5. Remove from oven. Allow pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes. Cut and serve!
  6. Optional: Drizzle a small amount of high quality balsamic vinegar on your pizza or pour some in a small dish to dip your crust in.

Notes

Bake in the oven or grill to perfection. 

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Substitutions:

You can substitute Roma tomatoes for cherry tomatoes.

Use gluten-free dough, if necessary.

Keywords: Pizza, Chicken Pizza, Pesto Pizza

Category :Recipes
Method :Grill, Sheet Pan
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